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People of Nishinoomote split over pros and cons of hosting FCLP 

  • February 2, 2021
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that although Mayor Yaita prevailed in Sunday’s mayoral election in Nishinoomote, Kagoshima, by opposing the planned construction of an SDF base on Mageshima and the planned transfer of U.S. military field carrier landing practice (FCLP) to the island, he will likely face difficulties in handling the issue because there was only a very slim margin between him and his opponent. Yaita won 5,103 votes while his rival, Fukui, garnered 4,959 votes. The paper pointed out that there was wide support in the community for Fukui, who put forward a plan to revive the local economy through government subsidies for hosting FCLP.  

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